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Celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Marks Tey to Sudbury line and Chappel & Wakes Colne Station.

A special weekend of celebration for the anniversary of the Marks Tey to Sudbury line. 2024 marks 175 years since the Colchester, Stour Valley, Sudbury and Halstead Railway opened the railway line, and Chappel and Wakes Colne Station, where we are based.

On Saturday 29th June our DMU will be running, and on Sunday 30th June our steam locomotive will be in operation giving unlimited rides – both days the Museum site will be open, and our miniature railway will be in operation.

We will be having lots of other stuff going on – details of which will be available soon.

Władysław Mirecki - Chappel Viaduct Art Display
Throughout the summer, including during this event we will be holding a special display within the Goods Shed to display 65 watercolour paintings by local artist Wladyslaw Mirecki, there's no extra charge to see this display – for more details, please visit the Chappel Viaduct Art Display page.

Check out our working Restoration Shed, See how the volunteers are getting on with the restoration of Lamport, the magnificent Victorian Goods Shed, period Waiting Rooms & Signal Box as well as the Thompson Centre & Train themed Children's Playground, our site of over 10 acres is ideal if you would like to bring your own picnic.

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Road Directions

We are located in the villages of Chappel and Wakes Colne, around 8 miles outside Colchester on the A1124, you can follow the brown Tourst Attraction signs for Railway Museum. From the A12, use Junction 24 and follow the A1124 towards Halstead, We're in Station Road, which can be found at the Crossroads near to the large Chappel Viaduct. There is free parking at the front of the Museum for customers that visit the Museum, please be aware the large front field car park is open during Museum open hours only.

Public Transport Directions

We are located within the National Rail Station of Chappel and Wakes Colne, direct trains from Sudbury and Marks Tey, with connections at Marks Tey from London, Chelmsford, Colchester, Clacton and Ipswich.National Rail services are provided by Greater Anglia and are not part of Museum admission, please be aware this service operates seven days per week, and care should therefore be taken when on Platform 1.If you arrive by train, present your ticket in the reception for a discount. Sorry this discount is not available in conjuction with any other offer and is only valid on Standard Museum, Event and Specal Event Days and must be redeemed in the Visitor Reception Centre.

Chappel 175 Anniversary Celebration

Type:Art Exhibition

Chappel and Wakes Colne Station, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO62DS
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